36 [No. 8.] MON-KHMER FAMILY. KHASSI. DIALECT. (DISTKICT, KHASI AND JAINTIA HILLS,) SPECIMEN II. (U Kiri Dikhavi 1000.) I-a ju-kymmo lia u-kh'mai. What to-recollect about the'earthquaJce. Ti ka-te ka-por a-how u-kh'mai toh ti ka-jungai ka-a iip ka-mi At that time arose the-earthqwfa fell in the-day which died , one ka-juprew, ba alah bow slai. Te iiia dang wan tep juprew the-person, and fell with rain, And I was coming-(from) burying person bet nga. Katda kjam le, te rang sbmen nge ti twui shapoh also L Because cold itt then warm fire I near hearth inside sni. Te shiwiat hi-ie te shloh bet nge sha rnukyndep, . rUe sab nge howe Then little-time only then went- out just I to veranda, Then felt 1 akhing did-did, kai-a kning u-khmai, Te sail diam bet nge, te trembling slightly, asrf tremble the-earth^uake. And listened well then I, then sail nge de rap ]ouglieh le; saloh bet nge sha nudwar. Te poi bet felt I with more secere ti; went just I to courtyard. Then arrived just nge nudwar, khih bet le jorglieh jongheli, Kat amali-rben a-ju wiar I courtyard) shake just it severely severely. Al^igh expect to cease ube niang khmg le jongheb, Lali tite te da k'tiangdhep nevertheless more*and-more shook it severely. After that then was afraid much nge. Hor, oe-a ktiaiig be, dang rep all hi ie la mah-rhen hah i-a /. Although, with fear alsot there something was also it to expectation for what ju-wiar u. Te lah-ada harem i-khliali atoskbana, Te ong ^nge, ci-ne will-cease »#, Then after fell a-top chimney. Then said I, «^«i te da-lieh n-Prai dei-joDg-sliynnam,1 Henle te dam te-pong ju-ngem.J then did God with-earnestness.* Now then ailed was-not to*&ink? Katte te mah-rhen nge du hah i ju-ngem hai kluk-ne shapoh te At-ttat.(timt) theft expected I only that it to-wtoide m wholly inside then dep ieiam»ne, done U fowll. Por a free translation see under Khassi (Standard).